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Education Advocates and Employers: Skills Gap Can Be Overcome With Adequate Training, Integrated Programming

Oct 24, 2014 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, held a field hearing...

Bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education Caucus to Hold Field Hearing in Harrisburg, PA

Oct 17, 2014 Press Release

Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson will hold a field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on October 24, 2014....

Key Issues

Energy

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Affordable energy is vital to our economy and national security. High energy costs slow job growth, increase the costs to industries and of products, and squeezes household budgets.

Education

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Education serves an important role in both our lives and in our society. Working to ensure access to high quality and affordable education for more students, including those in our rural communities, has been a fundamental priority of mine in Congress...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disseminates Ebola Informational Resources

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) disseminated a number of Ebola resources for use by health care professionals, state and local health departments, and the general public. Information is available on the CDC website and is updated daily...
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Editorial: Bipartisan Solutions on Job Creation

Despite Senate inaction, the House has continued to produce legislation to create an environment where small businesses can expand and the economy can grow at a faster pace. The chamber has passed legislation that will streamline inefficient and cumbersome regulations in order spur capital investment that will help start-up companies and small businesses...

House Passes Thompson Bill to Improve Military Mental Health Screening

“New mental health screening that supporters say could help stem the high rate of military suicides or even stop shooting rampages passed the House Thursday…Already, potential recruits are asked about past suicide attempts or mental disorders, and the military conducts security background checks. But recent studies have indicated such informal screening has not been entirely effective…”
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Thompson Act to Boost U.S. Forest Product Industry Becomes Law

“The farm bill, now law, contains provisions that originated in the Forest Products Fairness Act, a bill sponsored by Rep. Thompson, representing a long-fought-for victory for Thompson..." The bill will "expand new market opportunities for timber and forest products by allowing them now to qualify for the USDA's 'bio-preferred' program..."

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